"Talking about racism makes everything worse. I know it’s a problem, but it wouldn’t be if we all just stopped talking about it."
Yes, because that’s exactly how issues work. Censorship is a problem; if we stop talking about it, FCC and government regulations will go away. Poverty is a problem: if we stop talking about it, the poor people will disappear.
*I hear this argument from non-white non-libertarian types as well, but most of the people I’ve seen make this argument are that.
You don’t even know what libertarianism is, your parents should be charged with child negligence.
I know what libertarianism is. On the other hand, I have also been introduced to self-proclaimed registered libertarians who have said something along the lines of what I wrote in my post. so maybe I should amend that to:
I hear this occasionally from all kinds of people, including anarchists and people of color, but I most recently heard a self-proclaimed libertarian say this within the context of a politically charged discussion and then decided to call this person out on it through a blog post which, ok, honestly makes me sound even more horrible than sounding like someone who is simply prejudiced against white libertarians.*
*and to clarify one last thing in this overly-defensive tumblr post, I pointedly refer to a specific person as white since this person pointedly refers to me as a race/color DESPITE BELIEVING RACISM CAN BE OVERCOME BY NOT TALKING ABOUT RACE. It’s just hypocritical. College kids are stupid.
I’d edit the original post but I believe in documenting all the stupid shit i say at ass o’clock in the morning, and i do stand by the fact that the argument raised was dumb.
Also, thanks for not calling me a retarded abomination.